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now, i want a second body.
Old 01-26-2009   #1
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now, i want a second body.

been thinking about it some, getting a second g1 body...one for the af kit lens and later on the af 20/1.7 lens (also the 45-200) and one for using the zm lenses with manual focus.

having the 20 (40 on the g1) and a 70/2.8 or 100/1.5 sonnar just might make a killer combo for my kind of shooting.

i wish the g1 bodies were available on their own.

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Have enough hardware yet Joe?

I'm glad you seem to like the G1 though. It's on my list of items to watch for possible purchase.
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black, blue or red?
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I went the other way. Just got a Nikon FM3a. But good luck, Joe, with the gear.
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black, blue or red?
why not one of each?
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black, blue or red?
I just can't get my mind to accept red as a camera colour.

Speaking of hardware, I just found out that the in Computer class I'm taking we will be building a PC. Just what I need another XP box. I really need to cull both my PC and Camera collections down to things I actually use, instead of things I used to use.
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I just can't get my mind to accept red as a camera colour.

Speaking of hardware, I just found out that the in Computer class I'm taking we will be building a PC. Just what I need another XP box. I really need to cull both my PC and Camera collections down to things I actually use, instead of things I used to use.
Install Linux on it. Then you can actually use it for something.
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the blue seems too subdued... like the red, maybe the black.
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Install Linux on it. Then you can actually use it for something.
I'm thinking of taking the older, slower PC and puting Ubuntu on it. It could be worse, it could come with Vista...
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I'm thinking of taking the older, slower PC and puting Ubuntu on it. It could be worse, it could come with Vista...
Ubuntu is great. I'm running 8.10 server and 8.04 desktop. Top notch stuff. Should take much better advantage of your old hardware than XP would. Vista....shiver...
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i only want 2...
But three is the only perfect number. It worked with the P.
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Red is the new black, I'm told.
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I just can't get my mind to accept red as a camera colour.

Speaking of hardware, I just found out that the in Computer class I'm taking we will be building a PC. Just what I need another XP box. I really need to cull both my PC and Camera collections down to things I actually use, instead of things I used to use.
OS X X86. A decent use of that kind of hardware.

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black, blue or red?



Since this question is already asked........

Are you going to wait until after PMA the first week of March? If any new M43 cameras are introduced maybe....
1) You will find a different body more appealing.
2) With the introduction of different options the price of the G1 may come down a little more.
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i really have no reason to rush. my shooting is limited at this frozen time of year so i may wait.

but i am not one of those that are expecting olympus to come out with a near rangefinder. if they have i.s. in the body then it would be better for me and the 50 sonnar as i shake a bit more these days.
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Red, joe, you know you want it

I think the red version is just cool-looking. And I am for one can't understand why the delay for Olympus, the (guinea-pig) G1 has proven to be quite popular.

Don't tell me that they are not ready, if they can crank up new models for their P&S, they have resources to spare to produce the m4/3rd cameras.
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I would wait for the Oly micro 4/3rd.
it can't be that long for it to come to market.
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i really have no reason to rush. my shooting is limited at this frozen time of year so i may wait.

but i am not one of those that are expecting olympus to come out with a near rangefinder. if they have i.s. in the body then it would be better for me and the 50 sonnar as i shake a bit more these days.
I agree. Wait. Getting the G1 was cool--early adopter-ish. Now you can have some fun, but i think you should wait to see what other offerings show up on the m4/3 front from both Olympus and Pani (?) before committing to a 2nd G1 body. $.02

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Does cameraleather make a blue G1 cover yet ? Would keep you busy until PMA, Joe ...
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Has anyone heard about the new Oly m4/3 cameras- the M100 and the M1?
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I'm curious as to what other G1 owners think regarding the upcoming Oly micro 4/3. What additional features would it take for existing G1 owners to switch to the Oly, or to buy an Oly as a 2nd body?
If the IQ was equal or better than the G1 and the camera was smaller that would be a big plus. I was really intrigued by the Oly concept camera. I like the Pen-like size and look. I like the EVF on the G1. I'm not sure something like that would be available on the Oly, but an LCD the quality of the G1 or the LX3(!!) that could swing and tilt would be a nice substitute.


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Originally Posted by digitalintrigue
"I'm curious as to what other G1 owners think regarding the upcoming Oly micro 4/3. What additional features would it take for existing G1 owners to switch to the Oly, or to buy an Oly as a 2nd body?"


All metal body with Leica CLE form factor and EVF as good as or better than the G1. Oh no...wait...that's the Leica m4/3rds body I was describing.

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I'm curious as to what other G1 owners think regarding the upcoming Oly micro 4/3. What additional features would it take for existing G1 owners to switch to the Oly, or to buy an Oly as a 2nd body?
Well if it looks anything like the mock up then I'm not at all interested. Looks like a cheap P&S. If they provide a weather sealed pro body with EVF and swing out LCD, like the G1, then I'd be interested.
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Has anyone heard about the new Oly m4/3 cameras- the M100 and the M1?
No, but I'd like to. I haven't heard anything beyond the initial concept announcement.

Do you have a link?
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Al, I came across this topic on a 4/3 forum this morning. Here is the link that they were talking about. It includes a discussion about the lenses to be issued with the cameras. Now, all of this is of course, rumor, but still it sounds promising. Unfortunately, there are no photos.
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Al, here is a link to the discussion about this latest rumor concerning the Olympus M1 and M100

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Joe, wait till you see what Olympus has to offer. Just another month or so. The G1 is a wonderful little camera though!
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Joe, wait till you see what Olympus has to offer. Just another month or so. The G1 is a wonderful little camera though!
you're doing some nice things with it keith.

i can wait. full shooting season hasn't started here yet.
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Al, here is a link to the discussion about this latest rumor concerning the Olympus M1 and M100

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=43785
Thanks, Rick. I'd not seen this view of the concept camera. Sadly, no tilt/swing LCD, BUT it is a prototype:




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I wish they didn't call it "G1". No every time I see it mentioned I think "Contax". Doh.
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Al, here is a link to the discussion about this latest rumor concerning the Olympus M1 and M100

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=43785
Thanks! I don't follow 4/3 news as I have a Pentax mount digital, but the idea of a camera I could use with both FD and M lenses would be really cool. I may still end up with the G1, but as I won't be buying until later this year anyway, I might as well wait and see what Olympus comes up with.

Just imagine using the 40mm Summicron-C as a portrait lens.
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i cave'd...just ordered a second black g1 kit.

i had a brief outing yesterday with the g1 and 25/2.8 zm lens and it was a hoot.
my plan is to have the cq adapter permanently attached to one body and use the second body for the m43 lenses.
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